Changing the Way People Write & Learn Online
Major trends are changing the way people write, learn and communicate. Here are some of the big trends that inform how iParadigms works to deliver unique solutions to its customers.
Moving Educating and Publishing Online
Education and publishing, like all other aspects of our daily life, has moved online. These changes are occurring online within traditional schools, as well as through distance education programs that promise to close the education gap around the world. This transformation brings great advantages but it can also be used as a shortcut to learning and advancement. As plagiarism has moved online, iParadigms is focused on helping people take advantage of the Internet as a learning tool while avoiding the pitfalls in a world of ubiquitous and free content.
Budgets in education and publishing, like most other parts of the economy, are constrained. Leaders want to see a return on their technology investments. iParadigms services are aligned with these budgetary pressures so that people can use our services affordably and closely measure their results. Based on surveys from our customers, users of our services see between a 20 to 70 percent reduction in unoriginal content when using our service.
Education is often the largest part of state and local budgets. The costs are not only around teacher pay and student services, but more mundane (and wasteful) line items around paper and ink. The cost savings of reducing the amount schools spend on paper and ink can run into the tens, if not hundreds, of millions. In just the last year, educators using Turnitin saved an estimated 180,000 reams of paper which equates to nearly 11,000 trees!
Educators and publishers are too busy and resources are too constrained for people to worry about installing, maintaining and updating software programs. All of iParadigms programs are offered as a service on the Web. Customers point their browser to our web sites to get their work done, we take care of the rest.